Fuel prices

The fuel projections from the Central Energy Fund for December 2023 shows some good news for both petrol drivers and diesel car owners. Photos: Stock/Canva

BREAKING: Major fuel price hikes CONFIRMED from tomorrow

Motorists will face a MASSIVE increase in fuel prices TOMORROW. This was CONFIRMED. Here is what you’will pay.

Fuel prices

The fuel projections from the Central Energy Fund for December 2023 shows some good news for both petrol drivers and diesel car owners. Photos: Stock/Canva

Motorists will to face a MASSIVE increase in fuel prices TOMORROW.

BREAKING: MAJOR FUEL PRICE HIKES CONFIRMED

Department of Mineral Resources and Energy announced a midnight fuel price hike.

Both grades of Petrol surges by R1.08 – R1.11 per litre, exceeding analyst forecasts. While both grades of Diesel are also up by R1.93 – R1.96 per litre.

The Automobile Association earlier warned us to brace for significant fuel hikes in October.

This is based on unaudited data from the Central Energy Fund.

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A MASSIVE INCREASE IS EXPECTED FROM WEDNESDAY

Here's what you're likely to pay for FUEL after MASSIVE increase this week
Here’s what you’re likely to pay for FUEL after MASSIVE increase this week Image: Pixabay

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WHY IS THERE A MASSIVE INCREASE?

The AA said September’s predicted increases are largely due to higher international oil prices, contributing between 80% and 88% to the projected price hikes.

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HERE IS HOW YOU CAN SAVE FUEL:

  • Stick to the speed limits – Speeding is not only dangerous but also negatively affects your fuel consumption. By driving at 110 km/h instead of 120km/h, you can save on your petrol bill in the long run.
  • Don’t accelerate harshly – Harsh acceleration contributes to higher fuel consumption. Rather look at pulling away from robots or stop streets slowly and gradually. Don’t overwork your engine by driving at too high revs, and if you drive an automatic car, accelerate on a light throttle for early gear changes.
  • Keep your eyes on the road – By keeping your eyes on the road, and keeping a safe following distance, you can travel at a more constant speed, and avoid harsh braking. By slowing down gradually for changing robots, or stationary traffic, it’s more economical for you and your car.
  • Make momentum work for you – Save some fuel by making your car’s momentum work for you. Build up speed before an uphill stretch, and when you crest a hill, take your foot off the accelerator pedal and use your car’s momentum to get you over.
  • Don’t use your aircon too much – We know South African summers can be brutal, and even though using an aircon is more fuel efficient than driving with your windows down, it still increases fuel consumption. By using your aircon more judiciously, you can save fuel when driving.

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